Zambia: Piped Water Boosts Women's Health, Happiness and Income in Rural Zambia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With running water close to home, women in four Zambian villages gain four hours per week for other activities, study finds (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Midwife Inspired By Health Workers As a Sick Child Goes the Extra Mile to Save Pregnant Women's Lives in Covid-19
[UNFPA] When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving this dream was not easy, yet the challenges he faced may have helped prepare him to tackle the difficult time ahead for mothers-to-be in his community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Water and gender equality
(Stanford University) New Stanford research finds installing piped water in rural Zambian homes frees up time in the daily lives of women and girls, while also promoting economic growth and food security - making an argument for piped water infrastructure investments across rural, low-income areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'So hurt and broken': a qualitative study of experiences of violence and HIV outcomes among Zambian youth living with HIV - Merrill KG, Campbell JC, Kennedy CE, Burke VM, Miti S, Frimpong C, Decker MR, Abrams EA, Mwansa JK, Denison JA.
Emerging data show associations between violence victimisation and negative HIV outcomes among youth in sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted in-depth interviews with adolescents and young adults living with HIV (aged 15-24 years) in Ndola, Zambia, to better un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Second Wave Ravages Southern Africa
[Daily Maverick] Over the past few weeks, authorities in southern Africa have systematically reintroduced lockdown measures amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is after a worrying resurgence of cases in several countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Not all costs should be treated equally: commentary on the article 'What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia' - Murray LK, Kane J, Bolton P, Skavenski S, Mayeya J, Alfonso YN, Webb S, Bishai D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zambia: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health to Train Members of the Traditional Health Practitioners' Association of Zambia On Covid - 19
[WHO] The World Health Organization Country Office has continued to provide support to the Ministry of Health and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to engage communities in the national response to COVID-19. Traditional healers in Zambia are consulted by people in communities for health problems such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, mental health and many others. This places them at high risk of getting infected by COVID-19 and them also infecting others. It is for this reason that the M (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Chats On Private Parts and Cervical Cancer Are Helping to Defeat the Disease in Africa
[WHO] Playing on radios across Zambia this month is an upbeat piano snippet with a female radio personality speaking words of warning for women that have always been considered taboo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Debt Crisis Grows Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
[DW] Amid falling prices of raw materials, recession, and now COVID-19, Africa is in serious trouble as debt burden grows. Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt as a so-called grace period expires. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of mechanisms of intimate partner violence reduction for Zambian couples receiving the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) intervention - Murray SM, Skavenski van Wyk S, Metz K, Mulemba SM, Mwenge MM, Kane JC, Alto M, Venturo-Conerly KE, Wasil AR, Fine SL, Murray LK.
RATIONALE: Despite well-established associations between alcohol use, poor mental health, and intimate partner violence (IPV), limited attention has been given to how psychological and behavioral interventions might prevent or treat IPV in low- and middle-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery
Jennifer Cynthia Nyakonga, a 24-year-old teacher in Palabek Refugee Settlement, Uganda in class. Following closure of schools due to COVID-19, many of the girls have gotten pregnant and some have repatriated back to South Sudan. Photo credits: Emmanuel Museruka/Oxfam.By Peter Kamalingin B.L.NAIROBI, Nov 3 2020 (IPS) The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa’s population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor. Millions are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. Children have been forced out of school with many of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Kamalingin Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A loan for lean season
(University of California - Santa Barbara) For farmers in rural Zambia, payday comes just once a year, at harvest time. This fact impacts nearly every aspect of their lives, but until now researchers hadn't realized the true extent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fighting Fake Immunization Travel Certificates With Frontier Technologies
[WHO] Harare -- At the main bus terminus in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, travellers heading to neighbouring Zambia can be tempted by offers of counterfeit travel vaccination certificates. A thriving black market there sells a fake proof of immunization for between US$ 15-20, says Dr Integrity Mchechesi, who works with a technology firm to combat such forgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Urges Government to Ensure That Stopping Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (CVDPV) Remains an Urgent Priority for the National Polio Programme
[WHO] The World Polio Day was commemorated in Zambia on 23 October 2020 under the theme "Stories of progress past and present". Following the Certification of the WHO African Region as free of wild poliovirus on 25 August, the occasion served as an opportunity to celebrate this historical and monumental milestone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Finance Covid-19 Relief and Recovery, Not Debt Buybacks
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 2020 (IPS) In July, the UN Secretary-General warned that a “series of countries in insolvency might trigger a global depression”. Earlier, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had called for a US$2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries. Anis Chowdhury Debt distraction In the face of the world’s worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, a sense of urgency has now spread to most national capitals and the Washington-based Bretton ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

First 100 Persons with COVID-19 - Zambia, March 18-April 28, 2020
This report describes an overview of the first 100 cases of COVID-19 in Zambia and the mitigation and response efforts that followed. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 22, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Untold stories of women living in violence: lived realities of why women stay: a case study of Ngombe and Kanyama compounds in Lusaka - Sichimba F, Nakazwe KC, Phiri T.
Situated in Zambia's capital city - Lusaka, this study aimed to explore the subjective experiences of women on the causes of violence, and the factors that influenced their continued stay in or leaving a violent relationships, as well as explore factors th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: Raise the Voices of Millions of Girls Who Hope and Dream of a Gender-Equal World
[allAfrica] The story of 12-year-old Amanda in Zambia, who has large dreams, is the story of millions of girls across Africa. She sees a hopeful future ahead - one in which her voice is heard, her rights are respected and a world of opportunities awaits her. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya/Zambia: Ministry of Health Gives Harambee Stars Vs Zambia Friendly Thumbs Up
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has given a thumbs up for Friday's international friendly match between Harambee Stars and Zambia's Chipolopolo set to be staged at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don't Carry On Taking HIV Drugs
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Near-blind Ansell's mole-rats detect magnetic cues with eyes, study shows
Research shows Zambian species with surgically removed eyes change nest-building habits but other behaviours remain intactNear-blind, underground-burrowing, African Ansell ’s mole-rats can sense magnetic fields with their eyes, a study has found.Native to Zambia, the animals have eyes that span just 1.5mm in diameter, live in elaborate underground tunnel systems ofup to 1.7 miles (2.8km)long and feed on plant tubers and roots.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Animals Science World news Zambia Wildlife Africa Environment Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia to Reopen All Schools After Drop in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Zambia announced Friday that it is reopening all learning institutions following insignificant cases of the coronavirus following the reopening of examination classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Anti-Graft Body to Probe Ambulances Deal Awarded to 'Guptas of Zambia'
[Nyasa Times] Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been asked to investigate Ministry of Health's intention to award a K1.6 billion ($2.2 million) contract to a Zambian company to supply ambulances after it has emerged that it submitted an expensive bid and is accused of corruption, Nyasa Times has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diversifying sport-related concussion measures with baseline balance and ocular-motor scores in professional Zambian football athletes - Wallace J, Mulenga D, Bretzin A, Delfin D, Muyinda G, Sichizya KA, Mulenga J.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 Losing Fear Factor, Says Chilufya
[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the biggest challenge in fighting the Coronavirus(COVID-19) now is that people are more scared of police and public health officers enforcing the health guidelines that they are of contracting the disease itself. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Youth and Covid-19 Diaries - Really Missing Church
[UNFPA] Zambia: 26-year-old Laika Lizimu's Story (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19, Human Rights and Zambia's 'New Normal'
[Daily Maverick] The Southern Africa Human Rights Roundup is a weekly column aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. It integrates efforts of human rights defenders and facilitates evidence-based engagement with key stakeholders, and institutions on the human rights situation across the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Zambia Vice President Tests Positive for Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] Zambia's vice president Inonge Mutukwa has tested positive for coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: European Union Provides Crucial Funding to Help WFP Support Urban Families in Zambia Hurt By Covid-19
[WFP] Lusaka -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a EUR 5 million contribution from the European Union (EU) that will help provide cash assistance to 655,000 food insecure people in urban areas of Zambia. These vulnerable communities have been strongly affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19 and would struggle to get by over the next few months without that crucial support. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambian Musician With Albinism Says Coronavirus Raises Risk of Attack
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Zambian hit singer John Chiti says coronavirus has left people with albinism living in fear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Past-year violence victimization is associated with viral load failure among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults - Merrill KG, Campbell JC, Decker MR, McGready J, Burke VM, Mwansa JK, Miti S, Frimpong C, Kennedy CE, Denison JA.
We examined the relationship between past-year violence victimization and viral load (VL) failure among consecutively-sampled male and female adolescents and young adults, aged 15-24, in four HIV clinics in Ndola, Zambia. Measures of past-year physical vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multilateral Bank Intermediation Must Help Developing Countries ’ Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 2020 (IPS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned that developing countries would need more than the earlier estimated US$2.5 trillion to provide relief to affected families and businesses and expedite economic recovery. Anis Chowdhury With their limited fiscal capacities, developing countries will need to borrow more, increasing their often already high public debt burdens. Developing country debt has grown rapidly since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC), reaching historical highs even before the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Increase in Antiretroviral Therapy Enrollment Among Persons with HIV Infection During the Lusaka HIV Treatment Surge - Lusaka Province, Zambia, January 2018-June 2019
This report describes how Zambia's Lusaka Province HIV Treatment Surge increased the number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy as well as the number of people with documented viral load suppression. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Global Health HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Parents', teachers' and head-teachers' views on abolishment of corporal punishment in selected secondary schools in Kasama Urban of Northern Zambia - Kabungo CJ, Munsaka E.
The purpose of the study was to establish views of parents, teachers and head teachers on the abolishment of corporal punishment in schools. Three objectives guided the study which were; to assess parents', teachers' and head-teachers' views on the authori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Joins the Global Community to Commemorate the World Hepatitis Day
[WHO] To mark the commemoration of the World Hepatitis Day 2020, the World Health Organization has called for a global and united effort to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. More than 1.3 million people die annually as a result of Hepatitis B and C. Zambia has therefore joined the global community to commemorate World Hepatitis Day under the theme "Hepatitis free future". The theme highlights the importance of preventing mother-to-child transmission of Hepatitis B and scaling (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain says it may be experiencing second wave; Belgium halts lockdown easing
Spanish officials warnnew wave could already be there; Bolsonaro ignoresdistancing despite positive test; Belgianrise in cases largely among young adultsEurope warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply‘A wicked enemy’: how Australia’s success story unravelledUS cases pass 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningTrump cancels Republican national convention events in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live2.21pmBSTFifteen lawmakers and 11 members of staff at the Zambian parliament have tested positive for Covid-19, the health minister said on Friday, days after the assembly suspen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Parliament Adjourns After MP Dies From Covid-19
[Nation] Zambia's Parliament has been forced to adjourn after a legislator, Mr Rogers Mwewa, recently died from coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa's Covid-19 Figures May be Warning for Rest of Continent - WHO
[DW] The WHO said South Africa's outbreak, which accounts for 61% of the continent's pandemic burden, could be a "precursor" for the region. Kenya, Zambia and Namibia are already seeing surging infection rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KATETE, Zambia/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso –“As a female traditional leader, my aim is to be a role model within my chiefdom. I want to ensure that we collectively challenge social and traditional norms and practices that negatively affect our women and girls,” said Kawaza, chieftainess of the Chewa people.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Zambia: COVID-19 Prevalence Survey Coming - Malama
[Times of Zambia] THE ministry of Health will next month embark on a prevalence survey of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), targeting 5,610 people to help come up with a cost-effective strategy for monitoring the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of physical and sexual violence and psychological abuse among adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Zambia - Merrill KG, Campbell JC, Decker MR, McGready J, Burke VM, Mwansa JK, Miti S, Frimpong C, Kennedy CE, Denison JA.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about violence against HIV-positive adolescents and young adults (AYA) in sub-Saharan Africa. This analysis examines experiences of violence victimization, and the perpetrators of this violence, among AYA living with HIV, aged 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zambia: Anti-Graft Body Arrests Health Minister Chilufya
[Zambia Anti-Corruption Commission] The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: ZNPHI Announces Seven New COVID-19 Deaths, 25 New Positives
[Times of Zambia] Zambia's Coronavirus fatalities have risen to 18 after seven deaths given in the latest update which adds another 25 cases to the national tally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Infertility Still Major Reproductive Problem
[Times of Zambia] Infertility still remains a major sexual reproductive health issue for both women and men in African society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia - Torres-Rueda S, Ferrari G, Orangi S, Hitimana R, Daviaud E, Tawiah T, Prah RKD, Karmaliani R, Kapapa E, Barasa E, Jewkes R, Vassall A.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a global problem with profound consequences. Although there is a growing body of evidence on the effectiveness of VAWG prevention interventions, economic data are scarce. We carried out a cross-country study to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Agriculture: Rooted in Racism
Credit: Heifer InternationalBy Pierre Ferrari and Cory GilmanJun 22 2020 (IPS) There has been far less social progress in the United States in the last 155 years than many people would like to believe. In 2020, racism still seeps its way into every aspect of life; from unconscious bias and micro-aggressions in everyday interactions to domestic and international policy and enforcement. As an organization with 76 years of history supporting smallholder producers, we have a responsibility to use our experience to name and break the barriers that have plagued Black, Indigenous and People of Color farmers. Fighting injustice i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pierre Ferrari and Cory Gilman Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

From farm to fork: The women championing agricultural transformation in Africa
By African Development BankJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population. African women are actors along the entire agricultural value chain, as farmers, livestock breeders, food processors, traders, farm workers, entrepreneurs and consumers. Through the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) initiative, millions of African women have gained access to new agricultural te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Women & Economy Source Type: news

Zambia: Quarantined With an Abuser
[Times of Zambia] The lockdown that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus, but to some people it is a source of worry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news